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Myanmar journalists say government failing to protect press freedom - survey

YANGON (Reuters) - Journalists in Myanmar believe their government is failing to defend media freedom despite the transition from harsh military rule to an elected government of Aung San Suu Kyi, according to a survey published to mark World Press Freedom Day on Thursday.


Indian journalists say they intimidated, ostracised if they criticise Modi and the BJP

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has constitutional guarantees of freedom of speech and by some measures the biggest and most diverse media industry in the world. But journalists here say they are increasingly facing intimidation aimed at stopping them from running stories critical of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his administration.


Sexual harassment against journalists has long been ignored, say media advocacy groups

PETALING JAYA: The issue of sexual harassment against journalists has been suppressed for a long time, say press freedom advocates in Malaysia and Indonesia.


Reuters journalists in Myanmar appear in court, remanded for another 14 days

YANGON (Reuters) - Two Reuters journalists who have been detained in Myanmar for the past two weeks were remanded in custody for a further two weeks on Wednesday as a probe continues into allegations they breached the nation's Official Secrets Act.


Myanmar journalists' group to don black T-shirts over arrest of Reuters' reporters

YANGON (Reuters) - A group of Myanmar journalists said they would begin wearing black T-shirts on Saturday in protest at the detention of two Reuters reporters accused of violating the country's Official Secrets Act, as pressure builds on Myanmar to release the pair.


U.N. chief presses for release of arrested Reuters journalists in Myanmar

TOKYO/YANGON (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.


Afghan journalists face more threats as violence spreads

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan journalists say they are facing more risks than ever as both insurgents and unscrupulous government officials increasingly threaten, assault, and even murder reporters.


Philippines' Duterte denounced for defending killing of some journalists

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine media groups denounced President-elect Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday for saying journalists were being killed because they were corrupt and "you are not exempted from assassination if you are a son of a bitch".


Journalists slam Sarawak Report for twisting facts about Murum tour

KUCHING: The Kuching Division Journalists Association (KDJA) and Commonwealth Journalists Association (CJA), Sarawak Branch have accused Sarawak Report of indulging in gutter journalism.


Pakistan centre to help traumatized journalists, but stigma attached

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Death threats, bombings and getting attacked is part of the job for many Pakistani journalists but they say one of the biggest barriers to seeking counselling to help cope is the stigma that they need it - and others in the business talking about it.